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The effectiveness of using role-play as an educational tool in Teaching tobacco cessation module to dental students

Abllah, Zurainie (2018) The effectiveness of using role-play as an educational tool in Teaching tobacco cessation module to dental students. In: Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction International Conference 2018, 10-11 July 2018, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Aims/Background The primary aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of using role play in teaching Tobacco Cessation Module (TCM) among third-year students in a Dental School in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Tobacco cessation learning is an important module for dental students to learn. This knowledge then need to be translated in a way as giving a good and effective tobacco cessation session to the patients that they will see as dental professionals. Methodology Third-year students (N=45 students) voluntarily participated in the study were given a set of self-administered questionnaire consisted of demographic questions and questionnaires asking their opinions about role play and the effectiveness in teaching TCM to the dental students. Results Great majority of students (89%) believe that role-play session is both fun and full of pedagogical value in understanding TCM. Most of the students agree (71%) that role-play present many opportunities for learners to show their skills in TCM. The students also believe that lecturers must use role-play for breaking down boredom in teaching (64.4%) and using role-play technique can lower students’ anxiety while learning TCM. Most of the students (78%) also believed that role –play session encourage and teach the fluency in giving TCM advices to patients. Conclusion Role-play session is necessary and helps students to understand better in the purpose of teaching and learning of TCM. The use of role-play as a tool for dental students and other health based students to understand TCM better should be emphasized and improved as it is very beneficial in improving students understanding towards the subject.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5620/65968
Uncontrolled Keywords: Role-play, tobacco cessation, dental students
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr zurainie abllah
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 14:27
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 14:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65968

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